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A Forever Legacy of Historic Achievement – Constance Baker Motley

A Forever Legacy of Historic Achievement. Have you heard of Judge Constance Baker Motley? Did you know that she was a New Haven native and a 40-year Chester resident? She was the first Black woman federal judge and a groundbreaking civil rights attorney. Not only that, she was the first Black woman to argue before Read More →


Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for a Surprise

There’s one thing everyone can agree on … we have incredible nonprofits working throughout our 15 towns! We’re going to have some fun and show your favorite nonprofit some love. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3….. You just submit the name of your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit organization using the form below. We gather Read More →


CFMC Welcomes Four to 2024 Board of Directors

Please join the Community Foundation in welcoming our newest Board members! We are so pleased to have these four amazing individuals, Scotty Brown, Brett Director, David Glidden, and Todd Pozefsky, join the CFMC Board of Directors in 2024. It is thanks to our volunteers on the Board of Directors, past and present, and our committees Read More →


CFMC Increases Grant Awards, New Funds in 2023

Middletown, CT – Thanks to generous donors, the work of local nonprofit organizations, and strengthened partnerships forged with other funders, 2023 proved to be another successful year for the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC). The CFMC Board of Directors approved $1,909,417 in grant awards to support nonprofit programs and services to improve the quality Read More →


Liberty Bank, 39 Rotary Clubs, and CFMC Raise Over $740,000 to Provide Thanksgiving Meals and Stock Food Pantries

Released on behalf of Liberty Bank In collaboration with 39 local Rotary Clubs and one Lions Club, and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC), Liberty Bank Foundation announced today that over $740,000 was raised through its 20th Annual Thanksgiving Drive. These dollars will help more families in the Bank’s footprint have a generous Thanksgiving meal Read More →


Our New Team Member – Abby Coats

We are thrilled to welcome Abby Coats to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County! Abby has joined our team as the Senior Coordinator of Philanthropy and Community Outreach. Abby is a Chester, Connecticut native. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Connecticut and her Masters in Intercultural Human Rights Law from St. Thomas Read More →


2023 Liberty Bank Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive

Since 2004, Liberty Bank Foundation, partnering with Rotary Clubs across Connecticut, have raised over $4 million to ensure all families in our community can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for helping your local Rotary Club share the generosity of a thanksgiving dinner with your community – and helping your local Rotary Club take advantage Read More →


Investing in Youth and the Trades Journey

At CFMC, we only know “Good People Who Do Great Things.” We love hearing about people’s varied interests, passions, and backgrounds. They inspire us with their desire to help – to give back – and to “pay it forward.” Case in point: Beth Clark, John Saunders, William Weed, and Valerie Wyzykowski, of the Valley Regional Read More →


Celebrating Women’s History Month With a Look Back at Elisabeth Petry

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s amazing accomplishments and contributions to history, culture, and society. We thank the women who made history, who smashed boundaries, and who pushed us to be our very best. Middlesex County has a rich history of remarkable women who have excelled and flourished in their own unique ways. This Read More →


CFMC Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project Award made possible by the Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature Middletown, CT – The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) wrapped up its 25th anniversary celebration in December with a surprise $25,000 grant Read More →


Liberty Bank, 41 Rotary Clubs, and Community Foundation of Middlesex County Raise Over $917,000 to Help Fill Thanksgiving Food Baskets this Holiday

Released on behalf of Liberty Bank In partnership with 41 local Rotary Clubs and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC), Liberty Bank announced today that over $917,000 was raised during its 19th Annual Thanksgiving Drive. This will help ensure that more families in the areas served by the Bank have a Thanksgiving feast to enjoy Read More →


Liberty Bank / Rotary Clubs Thanksgiving Project

  Since 2004, Liberty Bank Foundation, partnering with Rotary Clubs across Connecticut, have raised over $4 million to ensure all families in our community can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for helping your local Rotary Club share the generosity of a thanksgiving dinner with your community – and helping your local Rotary Club take Read More →


Our New Team Member – Mary Dutton

We are thrilled to welcome Mary Dutton to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County! Mary has joined our team as the Programs & Communications Coordinator. Mary is a Long Island native and recently moved to Connecticut from the Boston area. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Visual Studio Art from College of Read More →


Peach Pit Foundation Partners with CFMC for Something Extra Special

Our friends Sharon Griffin and Jessica Griffin Scheff of Peach Pit Foundation are longtime members of the Leadership Circle at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, a group of donors committed to the work of CFMC in the community and who contribute annually to support CFMC’s operations. 2022 is a very special year – CFMC’s Read More →


Fun, Friendship, and Kindness Abound in Middlesex County Thanks to the M. Jones Fund

Summer is a perfect time of year for our youth to create lifelong memories, explore a special interest or activity, and of course, have a lot of fun! The M. Jones Fund family are big fans of camps and summer youth programs – just like those from their childhood. They wanted to ensure that the Read More →


Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for a Pop Up Grant

There’s one thing everyone can agree on … we have incredible nonprofits working throughout our 15 towns! We’re going to have some fun and show your favorite nonprofit some love. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3….. You just submit the name of your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit organization using the form below. We gather all of Read More →


From Middletown to Ukraine

To all who cared and helped, Дякуємо (Thank you)! Our community asked; You delivered! More than 7 tons in firefighting equipment and medical supplies were donated on April 9 and April 10 at the South Fire District. And it’s arrived! Lviv volunteers excitedly began unpacking the equipment and supplies, ready to distribute them and put them Read More →


The Nature Conservancy Pilot Project at Burnham Brook Preserve

Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Nature Conservancy Launch Equitable Conservation Initiative Pilot project to increase awareness and access to 1122-acre Burnham Brook Preserve The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) and The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut (TNC in CT) announced a new pilot project to expand access to Burnham Brook Preserve as well as conservation Read More →


Thank you for supporting Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund

Thank You for supporting An Evening of Song, Laughter, and Love The Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund is deeply touched by the many individuals and businesses who joined us this year! Your support of annual event – virtual though it was – is inspiring and greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, it is evident that Ryan’s Read More →


Sharing 25 Years of Impact

A Special Request for our Nonprofit Partners and Grantees: We are honored to work with and support incredible nonprofits that are making Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have a special request of our nonprofit partners: help us share the impact CFMC grants have Read More →


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